February 24, 2018

Incredible Sea Rescue – Amazing Short Film

Incredible Ocean Rescue Film – Stunning Cinematography Effects Used to Create this Beautiful Movie!

This short film is FANTASTIC. I absolutely love the effects / style of cinematography used by this artist – Keith Loutit.

This stunning short film chronicles the ocean / sea helicopter rescue of a fisherman who has been swept away from a rocky coastline. Stranded at sea and unable to get back onto the ledge where he was washed away, the fisherman is rescued by Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.

Artist Keith Loutit did an amazing job with the cinematography, directing, and musical score of this film.

From the artist…

This is a personal project that would not have been possible without the support of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. Thanks to the entire team for their generous access during training exercises and patrols this Summer. Since the Service began in 1973, it has carried out more than 21,000 missions ranging from urgent patient transfers to dangerous search and rescue missions.

This film is 100% ‘real’, but there are some new techniques for me here, such as using time lapse to create the illusion of forward movement for the helicopter ocean scenes. These flight sequences would not be possible without the skill and patience of Chief Pilot Peter Yates. Thanks also to Trevor Cracknell (for getting wet!) and Family.

incredible sea rescue short film
Music Credit:
“CLEMENTINE” (Megan Washington)
Performed by Washington
© 2008 J Albert & Son Pty Limited
Used with permission

©2009 COPYRIGHT KeithLoutit – All Rights reserved
Project info @ keithloutit.com

Please visit Keith’s personal site for more of his amazing work!


  1. This video is amazing. I’ve seen some of Keith’s other projects. He is very talented. Thanks for sharing this!

  2. I’ve seen some commercials that were made like this and wondered how the did it. (I thought it was faked somehow.) Thanks for posting this video. Now I know it’s real!!!

  3. LOVE this video. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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